In these days of eco awareness, energy efficient fuel for domestic purposes has moved into mainstream thinking. Reducing humans carbon footprints is now firmly on the hearts and minds of communities and it is not fully there yet in government laws and mandates, but its gaining prominence. So how does this translate to pool heating?
Well of course the obvious lowest carbon footprint in terms of operating costs is solar heating. There are plenty of devices that harness heat from the sun and channel the energy to the pool. This of course raises the water temperature. Some devices even magnify the heat supplied by the sun with magnets or reflective coverings. Solar pool covers are one such example.
But other devices exist like solar rings and solar inflatables that emit non-toxic liquid into the pool, which in turn heats up the water. But what if the sun is not warm enough is there any other solution? The next logical step is to invest in a pool heater. They use either electric or gas so the footprint is not going to be zero. But todays modern heaters can be up to 95% efficient which means that all but 5% of the energy it takes to run them goes into heating up the pool.
There are heaters call heat pumps (HPs) that actually suck in the energy from the air and boost and recycle it back into the pool. This is the closest to solar you can get. But they still run on electric. They will use less if the air is extremely warm and humidity is high. They will use less energy than gas if they dont have to work too hard.
It is hard to figure out though what uses more energy or what the environmental impact specifically is. When you draw on electric you dont know how much carbon a power plant has to use, or whether your electric supplier is running wind farms. Although natural gas does not emit a lot of emissions, and compared to the technology of old, vast improvements have been made.
You can learn more about these heating sources at WWW.pamperyourselfspa.COM/. You can make some improvements to your pool area which will certainly lower your heating requirements. If your pool is in an open area you can build a wall or put up a fence to act as a wind shield. This will stop wind resistance lowing your pools water temperature. One of the main reasons why pool water lowers is due to the very thing that can heat it up, the energy or heat within it.
Evaporating water leads to over 50% energy losses inside a pool. Even at night heat will still rise and cause your pool to be cold in the morning. If you cover your pool at night and at times when you arent swimming the heat will be trapped inside your pool. This means the water will not dramatically lower in temperature.
If your water is warmish to begin with it will not take that much effort, whether it be gas, solar or electric to heat it up. For many people solar is only an option is very warm climates. Gas or electric are more feasible, although Im sure gas takes less energy to run for short whiles than electricity does.